The San Francisco Giants defense hasn't been the prettiest this season as tonight's sloppy play proved to be another tough loss. Steven Duggar almost tied the game at 3-3 but after a video replay review, the ball bounced right off the yellow line above the center-field wall for a 2-run double. Duggar's double was their only extra-base hit on the night as their other 6 hits were singles. The team had 3 errors on the night and now have 16 on the year which leads the league and no one else in the NL has more than 9, the Kansas City Royals have 14 after committing 2 on Sunday. Local boy Kevin Gausman took the loss going 5 1/3 innings and allowed 4 runs off 5 hits with 7 strikeouts and walked 1 batter. Gausman grew up in Centennial Colorado which is 18 miles south of Coors Field.
The Colorado Rockies took game 2 of this 4 game series with ease to stay hot. David Dahl tripled to open their half of the 1st inning. After Trevor Story struck out, Charlie Blackmon hit a sacrifice fly to score Dahl, and the Rockies were up 1-0 early. Blackmon singled again in the bottom of the 4th and Nolan Arenado walked, Daniel Murphy reached on a catchers interference to load the bases with no outs. Matt Kemp made it a 2-0 game with a ground out and Sam Hilliard singled in Aranado for a 3-0 Rockies lead. Arenado added his 2nd home run of the year (and 30th against the Giants in his career) in as many games adding to Colorado's lead. Trevor Story walked with 2 outs in the bottom of the 7th and advanced to 2nd on a throwing error by Conner Menez in an attempt to pick him off. Charlie Blackmon collected his 2nd RBI on the night with a single to score Story and extend their lead to 5-2. German Marques improved to 2-1 going 7 1/3 innings with 9 strikeouts and allowing 2 runs off 6 hits.